Katherine is a Senior in the Class of 2022 at Lake High School and we held her September Senior Portrait Session on the trails of Boettler Park. Meeting up with Katherine in the parking lot of the Twisted Olive was such a treat. She had a fabulous support team in her mom and best friend along for the experience. She came equipped with some absolutely fabulous outfits and even brought two stunning fresh bouquets of flowers in different tones. All of this served as inspiration to create the most amazing portraits ever! Our very first set of portraits take advantage of the lily pad background as you see above. This has such a Monet feel to it.
This little trail that we found above has a magical fairy tale feel to it and the addition of the flowers as a pop of color really adds interest and brings your attention to the beautiful subject that is Katherine. And what a wonderful subject, indeed. Katherine swims for Lake High School and also works at a campground and a boutique.
Katherine's second outfit is this flattering sunny yellow top that worked great with contrasting backgrounds. Katherine took to each pose and her Mom and friend made creating the expressions really fun. Katherine's friends describe her as funny, kind and a good listener. I know that we could add lots of other positive attributes, but they are evident in her portraits.
As we moved on to Katherine's third outfit, we immediately loved how the other bouquet of flowers were the perfect complement. Anytime we can make a reflection shot happen, I consider it a win. These are so gorgeous!
Katherine's fourth outfit was this casual blue dress that offered such lovely variety. I was thrilled that our timing worked out perfectly to catch the lower angle of the sun in the gorgeous meadow. Flowy dresses with some movement are fabulous for walking portraits. I remember how much Katherine loved this one.
I wanted to make Katherine's beautiful eyes a focal point, and bringing in the flowers for a close-up seemed like a great way to capture that. I love this entire series that we took here. The glow of the setting sun adds a shimmer that just warms up the portrait. After taking these, we turned around and caught sight of the sky that was behind me. Of course we had to make that the backdrop for our final portrait series!
"I liked Laura's knowledge and expertise as well as her fun personality. The pictures in the field of wildflowers and the ones of me up close holding the flowers are my favorites. My advice for other seniors: Don't stress! If you are not sure what you want for locations or poses, Laura will help you!"
Katherine, you were an absolute delight! Thank you for trusting me with your senior portraits and for embracing the process. Best wishes to you as you pursue your dreams. I will be excited to cheer you on.